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Where did the German Stoller family come from? What is the German Stoller family crest and coat of arms? When did the Stoller family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Stoller family history?

The Stoller surname comes from the Middle High German/Middle Low German word "stolle," meaning a "support" or "frame." As such, the name may have been an occupational name for a carpenter, or perhaps a nickname for a rigid person.


Spelling variations of this family name include: Stolle, Stol, Stoller, Stole, Stohl, Stolhe and many more.

First found in Switzerland, in the canton of Zurich, where the name Stolle was closely identified in early medieval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches in Bavaria, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stoller research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1788, 1729, 1614, 1675, 1725 and 1730 are included under the topic Early Stoller History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 71 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stoller Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stoller Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robt Stoller, who arrived in Virginia in 1664

Stoller Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ulrich Stoller, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749

Stoller Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christian Stoller, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • John Stoller, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906
  • Magdalena Stoller, aged 18, arrived in New York, NY in 1872
  • Michael Stoller, aged 26, landed in New York, NY in 1872
  • Dominic Stoller, aged 52, landed in New York, NY in 1872


  • Roger White Stoller (b. 1954), American sculptor
  • Robert Jesse Stoller (1924-1991), American Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA Medical School
  • Ezra Stoller (1915-2004), American architectural photographer
  • Sam Stoller (1915-1985), American sprinter and long jumper who is best known for his exclusion from the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, likely due to the fact he was a Jew and would have won, thereby embarrassing Adolf Hitler
  • Nicholas Stoller (b. 1976), English-born, American screenwriter and director
  • Alvin Stoller (1925-1992), American jazz drummer, known for his work with Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, and Charlie Barnet
  • Fred Stoller (b. 1958), American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and voice artist, known for his frequent appearances as Gerard on the CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond
  • Mike Stoller (1933-2011), American composer who with his brother Jerry, wrote and produced many songs including "Hound Dog", "Jailhouse Rock", "Don't", "Kansas City" and "Stand By Me"


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The Stoller Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stoller Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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